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Thomas. R. Morris

Thomas. R. Morris

Morris & Morris Attorneys, P.L.L.C.
  • Appeals & Appellate, Bankruptcy, Business Law ...
  • Michigan
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Biography

B.A., International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University. J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1986. Practice concentrated in bankruptcy, commercial law, business law, workouts, real estate and complex situations.

Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D.
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Michigan State University
B.A. | international relations
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James Madison College
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Professional Experience
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Morris & Morris Attorneys, P.L.L.C.
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Silverman & Morris, P.L.L.C.
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shareholder
Shefferly, Silverman & Morris
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attorney
Schlussel, Lifton
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Michigan Exemption Initiative
Michigan Business Law Journal
The History and Futrure of Michigan Debtor Exemptions
Michigan Business Law Journal
Representing Small Business Debtors in Bankruptcy
ICLE
The Discharge of "Trustee" Debts: Defining the Term "Fiduciary Capacity" under Bankruptcy Code section 523(a)(4)
Michigan Business Law Journal
Judgment Liens Against Real Property: H.B. 4941 Proposes Major Changes
Michigan Real Property Review
Speaking Engagements
Individual Chapter 11 Reorganizations, ABI Central States conference, Traverse City, Michigan
American Bankruptcy Institute
moderator and speaker
Awards
listing 2008 to present
Superlawyers
Professional Associations
Creditor/Debtors Rights Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
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American Bankruptcy Institute
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Activities: Occasional lecturer.
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State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section, Creditor/Debtor Rights Committee
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Business Law Section Council
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
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6th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    The depth and duration of the free consultation depends upon the nature and scope of the potential engagement.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Standard hourly rate is $350.
Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collections
    Foreclosure Defense
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. What happens to a revocable land trust when is terminates/expires?
A: We would need to see the trust agreement to determine whether the property reverts to the grantor(s), or whether title vests in the beneficiaries. If the trust is still revocable (because the grantor(s) are alive, the grantors could revoke the trust and own the property as they choose. There is great flexibility in the provisions of trusts, so a review of the trust agreement is key.
Q. I'm in Michigan. I was terminated off a general contractors job. Is it legal for him to hold on to my equipment?
A: No. There are no facts tgat yiu have provided that would support the general contractor’s holding onto your equipment. I would want to know more about the situation in order to evaluate the possibility that the general contractor has a justification for its actions.
Q. Charging more for cutting grass and not letting me know.
A: Unless there’s a written contract that provides for your agreement to a price increase or surcharge, you nave a point. Your agreement in some form to a price increase is required. But if you agreed to a long-term arrangement, you owe at least the lower price. I suggest that this be worked out without the involvement of the law,
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Morris & Morris Attorneys, P.L.L.C.
3258 Broad Street
Suite 2
Dexter, MI 48130
Toll-Free: (734) 221-0077
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By appointment